Hi there and thanks for stopping by:)
Since last time I’ve made some good progress on my first real pair of 2 in 1 socks. I’m now passed the heel turn and working on the gusset decreases. Youpi! This sounds like a homerun! Once the heel is all done with the rest usually follows quickly I think. Here are some pictures for you
my progress on the 2 in 1 sock knitting challenge
see I’m onto the gusset stitches now
I’m knitting these on my Signature Needle Arts dpn’s that I LOVE! Looking good so far I think.
Now for the dyeing. I told you that this weekend I did some dyeing, mostly Sunday as that was the Day of Women here in France and I thought I deserved some quality time with my yarn and dyes. And as I just got this new neon dye stuff, I of course had to experiment with different methods of dyeing using those. So I did 5 skeins of sock weight yarn and 2 blanks. But I’m also going to show you some pictures of other yarns I dyed recently as well. These have still not been set up for sale in the shop on Etsy – I admit I’m still debating how much of my current dye work should go online and how much should just be set aside for the show in London this coming May. But anyways, some pictures:
These are my 5 sock weight skeins and here you can see how I placed the dyes – I chose to leave lots of white here on most of them
This is what they look like once I’ve wound them into skeins – I just would them as they were which explains why you can see large “blotches” of colour.
My neon coloured sock yarns
here are the same skeins but reskeined. Can you see the difference? They almost don’t look like the same set of skeins don’t you think?
I’m rather satisfied with the results myself and I hope you like what you see too.
Here are some more dyes
My latest hand dyed yarns
At the top here, you see 2 skeins of Polwarth wool in sock weight that I dyed in stripes – in the middle you have the skeins I dyed for the 2 in 1 sock knitting challenge (see below) only here they have been reskeined – and at the bottom you have 3 skeins of a cashmere blend sock yarn I dyed using a similar technique to the neon dyes and these have also been reskeined.
hand dyed silver stellina yarn in soft vieux rose
gradient vieux rose hand dyed stellina silver sock yarn
And here you see the yarn that I dyed for the 2 in 1 sock knitting challenge last week
And here you see the cashmere base sock yarn I did last week or the week before that (you see this yarn reskeined in the picture above) and look how amazing the magic of dyeing can be. I love seeing the transformation from the just dyed skeins to the reskeined skeins to the actual knitted socks. I’m also loving the way this yarn knits up which is why I used a similar technique yesterday to dye my neon yarns.
multi colored yarn
reskeined multi coloured yarn
my multi coloured yarn knit into socks
Thats all for today, I must go back to work now. But before I leave you here are some pictures I took from my afternoon at the beach yesterday (yes I know I’m lucky to live in Normandy, France)
Until next time, take care and enjoy your crafting 🙂